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Pc multimedia-based leak detection system for water transmission and distribution pipes

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CA2397174A1
CA2397174A1 CA 2397174 CA2397174A CA2397174A1 CA 2397174 A1 CA2397174 A1 CA 2397174A1 CA 2397174 CA2397174 CA 2397174 CA 2397174 A CA2397174 A CA 2397174A CA 2397174 A1 CA2397174 A1 CA 2397174A1
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Osama Hunaidi
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01MTESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G01M3/00Investigating fluid-tightness of structures
    • G01M3/02Investigating fluid-tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum
    • G01M3/04Investigating fluid-tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point
    • G01M3/24Investigating fluid-tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point using infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic vibrations
    • G01M3/243Investigating fluid-tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point using infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic vibrations for pipes

Abstract

This invention pertains to the detection of leaks in plastic water distribution pipes by processing the sound or vibration induced in the pipe by water escaping under pressure. Acoustic leak signals are measured at two (or more) contact points with the pipe, e.g., fire hydrants or valves, using vibration sensors or hydrophones.
The signals are digitally recorded using the computer's soundcard. The leak is located using the difference in arrival times of two leak signals as determined from the cross-correlation function traditionally used in leak detection applications or an enhanced impulse response function. The enhanced impulse response function eliminates the need to filter leak signals before processing and hence avoids the uncertainty involved in selecting filter cutoff frequencies for non-experts. Listening to leak sound in plastic pipes is made possible in software by shifting their low-frequency content to an audible higher range. The software implementation of this system can be readily integrated with commercially available RF-based data transmitters and leak sensors - thus providing a complete, flexible, and inexpensive leak detection system.
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